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Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint, Ablative marine paint
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Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint

Micron CSC is an great multi-season ablative bottom paint with a copper-copolymer formula that provides controlled release of antifouling biocides at the paint surface.

The longevity of the coating depends on the amount of paint applied. CSC retains its effectiveness even when the boat is removed from the water for extended periods (winter storage, for example). To reactivate come springtime, use a stiff brush or powerwash lightly.

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    Technical Specifications

  • Finish: Matte
  • Specific Gravity:1.82
  • Volume Solids: 55%
  • Typical Shelf Life: 3 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 400 g/lt
  • Unit Size: 1 US QUART, 1 US GALLON
  • Number of Coats:2-3 minimun, Bare Wood-3 coats (first thinned)
  • Coverage:(Theoretical) - 439.7 (ft²/Gal)
  • Touch Dry Time: 50°F - 4 Hrs, 73°F - 4 Hrs, 95°F - 2 Hrs
  • APPLICATION AND USE

    Preparation:

    PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES : In Good Condition: Remove loose paint by sanding with 80 grade (grit) paper, wipe with Special Thinner 216. In Poor Condition: Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E.
    BARE FIBERGLASS : Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag. Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. If primer is needed, sand and apply Primocon YPA984.
    BARE WOOD : Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brush-Ease 433. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30.
    STEEL : Contact Interlux® for further details.

    Hints
    Thinner Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216. Spray - Special Thinner 216.
    Cleaner  Painted Surfaces - Special Thinner 216. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Bare Wood - Brush-Ease 433.
    Airless Spray  Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.53 mm/21 thou.
    Conventional Spray  Pressure Pot: Pressure: 4.08-4.76 bar/60-70 psi (gun pressure); 10-15 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou.
    Other  Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada. For application of Micron CSC to underwater metals such as stainless steel, cast iron, lead and bronze, see Interprotect® bulletin. Color will change on immersion, this will not affect antifouling performance.


    Some Important Points
    Colors may fade or change color at the waterline. Shark White may turn green above the true waterline. Product temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F.

    Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, detaching paint etc. Micron CSC can be applied to most popular antifouling paints as long as the old coating has been aged, is tightly adhered and is in sound condition. Do not apply Micron CSC over aluminum. Do not apply over tin-based copolymer antifouling paints.

    Number of Coats
    2-3 minimum Bare Wood: 3 coats (first thinned)

    Coverage
    (Theoretical) - 439.7 (ft²/Gal) by brush

    Recommended DFT : 2.0 mils dry

    Recommended WFT: 3.5 mils wet

    Application Methods: Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray (Pressure Pot)

Drying Information  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry (ISO)  4 hours  4 hours  1 hour 
Immersion  16 hours  16 hours  16 hours 
Overcoating Substrate Temp  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
  Minimum - Maximum  Minimum - Maximum  Minimum - Maximum 
Micron CSC  16 hours -  16 hours -  16 hours - 

TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Micron CSC should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.

STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Micron CSC to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5°C/40°F and 35°C/95°F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Container Disposal: Triple Rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures approved by state or local authorities. Pesticide Disposal: Open dumping is prohibited. Pesticide, spray mixture or rinsate that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of according to procedures approved by Federal, state, or local disposal authorities. GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line. Contains biocides. Antifoulings should only be wet sanded. Never dry sand or burn-off old antifoulings. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.

BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Copper AF Paint
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Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint
 
4.3

(based on 26 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (17)
  • Easy to clean (7)
  • Ergonomic grip (3)

Cons

  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (15)
  • Small areas (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (17), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great paint but prep is everything

This paint is great but you REALLY need to take your time and prep your boat properly if you want the great looks and long lasting performance.

1) You really need to...Read complete review

This paint is great but you REALLY need to take your time and prep your boat properly if you want the great looks and long lasting performance.

1) You really need to start from bare gel coat so if your bottom has a lot of caked on old peeling hard paint, you need to have it soda basted off. See a professional. If you have a bare bottom, make SURE you get all the mold release wax OFF!! you need to sand the bottom to rough it up and wipe with the suggested solvent to get all the wax/oils off the hull. (is your bottom paint peeling off in patches?...whomever painted it did not prep the bottom as mentioned above)

2) move the boat OUT OF THE SUN, best if indoors on a hard surface. (It is much easier to paint, the paint will not dry(cure) too fast)

3) apply 4-5 coats of epoxy barrier coat. (no I am not kidding) Apply each coat after the previous coat is tacky. This stuff is awesome and will save you hull from blistering or water absorption and is nearly bulletproof. You will do this once in a boats life and it will extend the life of the bottom and prevent blistering.

4) apply at least 3 coats oc ablative micon CSC. MIX THE PAINT OFTEN, the active stuff settles out. Try and get the first coat on when the last coat of barrier coat is still a little tacky. Some folks prefer to put a different color bottom paint for a first coat (say red) then paint your preferred color on top of that. When you see red, it is time to put another coat of your preferred color on. I don't care to do that but it is a popular thing to do nowadays.

After all this you bottom worries are really over. You just have to touch up or re-coat with a single coat every other year (or when you see red). You will never have a build up and there is no growth, it looks great and most importantly your bottom is nearly bullet proof and impervious to seawater and it will never be absorbed by the gel-coat.

Yes, you can just slap this over old hard paint but, it will look like you did just that, will not protect your bottom against water absorption and will peel if you don't prep right. (been there done that!) Do it right ONCE and you will be happy for the life of your boat.

If it is too much work hire a GOOD boatyard to do it and it will be well worth the money. (Let them do the ugly stuff the first time, and you can touch it up every other year after) Bottom painting is a pain and a messy job but if done right it looks great, lasts and really protects.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

CSC +/-

Work fast: it splatters & thickens quickly. Work slow: it thickens to mud, so lightly dilute frequently. Apply to roller with an old sqeeze ketchup/mustard bottle to avoid evaporatitive...Read complete review

Work fast: it splatters & thickens quickly. Work slow: it thickens to mud, so lightly dilute frequently. Apply to roller with an old sqeeze ketchup/mustard bottle to avoid evaporatitive ($$$$)thickening in paint can/tray. When dry it rubs off like chaulk - keep the dog at home!
Easy to apply and it fills small cracks etc. Minimize exposed skin, wear goggles. Wax top sides first (if possible). Waxing and A/F all need warm weather preferrably over 70 F for a few hours while applying.
VC-17 gives a slightly faster bottom in fresh water but can not be applied over CSC.
Power Wash-Balded CSC can be touched-up in spring after a good base is built up (3 of 9 seasons would get dbl coats, then touch ups on off years)
****Power wash at haul-out YOURSELF or closely supervise attendant - make sure only growth washed off and nozzzle does not dwell or you'll need 2+ coats every spring!$$$$$
****Must be completely stripped (power wash, sand, rinsed before any other A/F can be used! I tried the rudder and gave up on the haul. It's really time consuming & expensive to remove completely for VC17.
The waterline and leading edges must be recoated every year. Bronze VC17 is faster, looks better especially at the waterline/dockside. I suspect ablative paints (dissolve into water - wearing off) are less green-friendly than a VC-17 which is a permanent but must be applied annually. On my boat it is 4-5 qts of CSC every 3 years vs 1 qt of VC 17 annually.

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4.0

good buy but dented paint can

By JOHNB

from HAINESPORT, NJ

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

  • Can Received Dented

Best Uses

  • Large Areas
  • Small Areas

Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

Consistant color. Like all bottom paints, it's a little tedious to mix completely.

 
5.0

Works as intended

By Fire tools

from Hamilton beach NY

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        Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

        I have used this product many times over the years, and its always worked well. This year I helped a relative with his new boat. We had it delivered with no bottom paint.
        I started with cleaning the hull bottom with interlux 202. Once cleaned we painted with no sand primer. Once dry (finger imprint in paint) we started with Micron csc black. This was then over coated with micron csc blue. We will now have a boat that we can relaunch for a few years without repainting. If the black starts showing through then we will know for sure we need to repaint.

         
        4.0

        Goes on Easy

        By LuvMyLakeLife

        from Lake George NY

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to mix
        • Good coverage

        Cons

        • Drys Quickly
        • May Need 3 Coats

        Best Uses

          Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

          I have yet to see how the paint performs for antifouling, but it was a nice product to work with. The bottom of my boat soaked up the first coat pretty well, and the second coat covered too but did not leave a uniform finish. For the areas where a 3rd coat was applied finish was perfectly uniform. I think my boat just needed it really bad. Drys quick so easier to trim out with a brush first and roll into those areas. Keep your brushes and rollers moist or in aluminum foil if not using.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          so far so good

          By DAVIDH

          from CANON CITY , CO

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          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

              Applied to a tacky coat of interlux 2000. Went on well with a roller or brush. Looks great held the tape line well. Will see how it performs on the sea life and my trailer rollers, but I sure like the appearance.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Basic paint

              By Terry

              from seattle, wa

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                • Deteriorates

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                  Basic paint which is good for in and out boats or one year service periods. When left in the water for periods of six months, it has poor grass and slime protection. Totally failed after 3 years with significant fowling.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Micron CSC

                  By JOHNSONW

                  from ANNAPOLIS, MD

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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                  Pros

                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                      it is very good bottom paint...

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great bottom paint

                      By Bob

                      from Shelburne VT

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                      Pros

                      • Even Paint Distribution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                          Though I won't know the antifouling efficacy until the boat has been in the water for a while, it rolled on easily, dried evenly and quickly, and gave eacellent mileage (more than enough to apply a second coat to leading edges and waterline

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great bottom paint!

                          By mnfireftr

                          from Minnesota

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas
                            • Small Areas

                            Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                            Easy application and 1 gallon did an entire 32 Carver with a little left in the can!

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good paint.

                            By Jeff

                            from Cranford, NJ

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                                  Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                                  Easy to apply.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Works Great in the Great Lakes

                                  By The Dash

                                  from Lake Huron, Ontario

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                  • Ergonomic Grip
                                  • Even Paint Distribution

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large Areas

                                    Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                                    Great stuff!! The price tags seems like a lot but when you can get 3 yrs. out of one layer it is money well spent! Not to mention the work it saves.

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